January 31, 2013

Thoughtful Space Saving Techniques

It seems like no matter how many square feet you have to work with, there never seems to be enough space for all your stuff. Team Troy was inspired by this one Manhattan man’s extreme space-saving techniques, so we have compiled a few space-saving techniques of our own to help you get organized.

Get Inspired:

The Tiny Transforming Apartment That Packs Eight Rooms into 350 Square Feet


1. Maximize shelving: Placing built-in shelves above doorways, across deep set windows, or lining the top of a room will enable you to utilize space that is otherwise unused.

2. Use a chest or an ottoman with storage inside as a coffee table

3. Try using a wicker hamper as both a nightstand and storage for your linens or towels.

4. Try mounting a flat screen to the wall instead of using a TV stand.

5. Hang your pots and pans by their handles instead of using valuable cabinet space.

6. Get a magnetized spice rack to hang on the wall: the jars just pop on and off and you can find them easily.

7. Use the space under your bed: try using under-the-bed- boxes to store your out of season clothes, extra linens, or even holiday decor.

8. Use behind the door shoe racks. Sure, these can be used for shoes, but they can also be used in the kitchen for soup cans, sauce jars, etc. and in the bathroom for medicines or hair products.

9.  Place drawers in unusual spaces: Think of how much storage you would have if each one of your stairs was actually a functioning drawer. How about that mystery space between the floor and your cabinets? A thin drawer could fit there and it could store pot holders, dish towels, and napkins.

10. Compact office space: Think about mounting a small wall cabinet that could be used as a standing desk.

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